Cordarrelle Patterson enjoyed the best season of his career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2021, and heading to the NFL free agency in a few months, Patterson has made it clear his preference: he would like to stay in Atlanta.
And he will share his desire for a new deal in a different way: on his shoes.
– cordarrelle patterson (@ ceeflashpee84) January 12, 2022
Patterson released a pair of cleats on Wednesday depicting two people in what appears to be a bus, one saying, “Write the check, Mr. Blank,” less than a week after wearing cleats in the final of the Atlanta season saying, “Why not retire in Atlanta?”
“Why not retire to Atlanta? ”
Cordarrelle Patterson’s crampons 👀 pic.twitter.com/0LorWVdSSz
– Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) January 9, 2022
He led the Falcons in the race last season and was third on the team in receptions, and his 11 total scrum touchdowns were almost three times the next Atlanta player.
Patterson’s 205 touches were the first time he had more than 100 attacking touches in a season, and his 1,166 scrum yards were the first time he has passed 700 scrum yards in a season.
Patterson’s family members have made it clear where he wants to go.
“My mum, she actually wants me to stay here because it’s only three hours from my house, and they can watch all the home games and stuff like that.” Patterson said.
“She told me about two days ago that she would like me to be here. But the business side, man, a lot of people don’t see it, the business side of everything, so I’m just going to leave my agent and GM handles that and just sit back and keep grinding. “
Patterson, 30, who was a first-round draft pick in 2013, played for the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and Chicago Bears, before signing with the Falcons. for a one-year contract in March.